The ‘Lost’ auction: A list of notable purchases
Yes, someone did pay $25,000 for this. (Profiles in History)
We may be living in challenging economic times. But that didn’t stop some “Lost” fans from spending $5,000 on a 12-pack of Dharma Initiative beer — or $16,000 for the door to the Swan station — during this weekend’s “Lost” auction.
Bidding got frenzied and expensive during the two-day sale of props, costumes and other assorted gems from the “Lost” production closets. Held in Santa Monica, Calif., but open to bidders who participated in person, via phone and online, the Profiles in History auction netted $900,000 on Saturday, according to the New York Times, with Sunday totals projected to go well over $1 million.
One Celebritology reader told me she was lucky enough to snag Sawyer’s outfit from the pilot episode for the bargain basement price — in “Lost” auction terms, anyway — of $650. But the majority of items tended to go for upwards of $1,000, making bidding from one’s home laptop an often disheartening affair. (What? I can’t even get some Apollo candy bars without dropping 2K?)
Dharma Volkswagen van: $47,500
Daniel Faraday’s journal with Jughead notes and reminder about Desmond Hume being his Constant: $27,500
The Frozen Donkey Wheel: $25,000
Hurley’s Camaro: $24,000
A copy of the pilot script, signed by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof: $15,000
The fail-safe key turned by Desmond Hume: $11,000
The controversial squirrel baby could have been yours’ for a mere $2,750. (Profiles in History)
Jack’s bloody outfit from the final scene: $10,000
Large piece of the fuselage: $9,000
Charlie Pace’s Drive Shaft ring: $9,000
John Locke’s suicide letter to Jack: $9,000
Kate’s toy airplane: $6,500
Benjamin Linus’s fake money and passports: $5,000
Hurley’s notebook with his rewrite of the “Empire Strikes Back”: $4,250
Sawyer’s copy of “Watership Down”: $3,300
Claire’s Squirrel Baby: $2,750 (perhaps it didn’t go for more due to the Squirrel Baby controversy?)
Rousseau’s music box: $1,800
The fact that you now can’t afford your monthly mortgage payments because you spent so much money on “Lost” auction stuff?: Priceless.
By Jen Chaney
The Washington Post
August 23, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
The LOST prop auction is August 21-22 at 1:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) in Santa Monica, California. Dan and I are thinking of doing a road trip to go down to the auction and have a look-see. I have about a 1/2 dozen items I am interested in, but I think 2 of them everyone else will be too.
The address of the auction is:
3021 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Here are some photos of some items that are going to be up for sale. I’ll try to show some photos each day until the auction.